A New Chapter in Piedmont—Former Vietti Owners Establish a New Barolo Winery

Famous Barolo energy few Luca Currado Vietti and Elena Penna-Currado have started a new chapter in their winemaking occupations, this time with the collaboration of their young children, Michele and Giulia. A yr soon after the longtime proprietors of Vietti still left that vineyard, the household has founded Cascina Penna-Currado, a tiny artisanal vineyard manufacturing Barolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo and Timorasso. Their to start with classic is 2023.

The household sold Vietti in 2016 to American Kyle Krause and his family, with an settlement for the few to keep on as supervisors for 5 a long time. But when that finished in 2021, all through the COVID-19 pandemic, they felt that the timing wasn&#x2019t ideal to go away. As a substitute, they resigned from Vietti in January of 2023.

&#x201CWe didn&#x2019t have a program when we still left Vietti,&#x201D Penna-Currado explained to Wine Spectator. &#x201CWe didn&#x2019t want to say anything at all [about the new project] mainly because we ended up ready for the printing of the labels, to see how the wines ended up, to be guaranteed to have all the techniques set with each other. We are pleased to restart and be back again into the wine entire world.&#x201D

The place Will the New Wines Be from?

The household is farming 30 acres of vines in the San Sebastiano region of the Monforte d’Alba appellation that they have leased for 25 a long time. &#x201CWe have recognised this region for a lengthy time,&#x201D mentioned Penna-Currado. &#x201CToday, with local weather alter, grapes can ripen, with freshness, small liquor, affect from [the] mountain and exact soils as Barolo.&#x201D The vineyards will be farmed sustainably.

The wines are designed at a historic farmhouse, now identified as Cascina Lazzarito, constructed in 1554. The few obtained it in 2018 and have been renovating at any time considering the fact that. It was at first owned by the Marchesi Falletti household, then by the Opera Pia charity. &#x201CIt&#x2019s a house that is usually respiratory historical past and Barolo, so there was no greater location to commence our new route,&#x201D mentioned Penna-Currado.

A Dolcetto and Barbera will be launched this spring, with a Langhe Nebbiolo and Timorasso to stick to in autumn 2024. 3 Barolos from the 2023 harvest are slated to debut in 2027. &#x201CTo set with each other all people parcels for the &#x201923 harvest was not uncomplicated, but thankfully we experienced the aid of some individuals to commence this new task.&#x201D

The target is to inevitably get to about six,000 scenarios. &#x201CWe want to management every single action of the method, from the vineyards to the winemaking, by ourselves.&#x201D

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